June 25, 2013

Stuck in a Very Specific Book Rut (aka the YA Audio Books I Can't Stop Listening To)

I've talked before about being stuck in a book rut; or asked for recommendations on what to read to break out of a book lull.

This time I seem to be in a very, very specific book rut: I only want to listen to YA books on audio. I blame SYNC for this.

I haven't read a 'real' book since we got back from Seattle, more than a week ago! But I am on my third audiobook.
  1. I finished Thomas Perry's The Boyfriend which I started in Seattle. Unoriginal, but ok on audio.
  2. I devoured Maggie Stiefvater's The Raven Boys; and can't wait for book 2 to come out in September. It's like The Dark Is Rising Sequence all grown up... kind of like what Lev Grossman's The Magicians books did for the Narnia books (although without about 5% of the swear words that The Magicians had). I just love Stiefvater's writing, and I only hate her a tiny bit for being the author of so many bestsellers even though she's only a year older than me.
  3. I'm now listening to Maryrose Wood's The Mysterious Howling -- book 1 of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. There really is a lot of howling (which somehow I didn't expect, despite the title). I keep thinking that the narrator's throat must've hurt while recording!
So, I have a few more days to wallow in my rut before I have to start crackin' on my Shelf Awareness August reviews. If you need me you'll probably find me with headphones in my ears, working on a puzzle. Or theoretically doing an exercise video or cleaning my house. But; probably the puzzle.

Anyone else in a rut?

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